Amy Erickson

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Associate Professor of Hebrew Bible
Director of the Master of Theological Studies Program

Phone: (303) 744-1287
Fax: (303) 777-0164
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  • B.A., Bates College
  • M.Div., Columbia Theological Seminary
  • Ph.D., Princeton Theological Seminary


Amy Erickson is associate professor of Hebrew Bible and the director of the Masters of Theological Studies (MTS) program at the Iliff School of Theology.

Erickson teaches a range of courses in biblical interpretation, including The Body and Sexuality in the Hebrew Bible, (Re-)Constructing Identity in the Persian Period, and The Afterlives of Jonah. Her research interests include Hebrew poetry, metaphor theory, theories of identity and constructions of the self, poetic and mythological texts in ancient Near Eastern literature, and the history of interpretation.

Erickson has written articles on Jonah, Job, the Psalms, Zechariah, and Amos for academic journals and edited volumes. She is a regular contributor to The Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception (de Gruyter), and the Huffington Post ON Scripture. She is currently writing a commentary on the book of Jonah and the history of its interpretation for a new series, published by Wm. B. Eerdmans, entitled Illuminations.

An active member of the Society of Biblical Literature, Erickson currently co-chairs the section Megilloth (“Scrolls,” which includes the book of Song of Songs, Ruth, Lamentations, Ecclesiastes, and Esther).

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